[openstack-dev] Tool for detecting commonly misspelled words

John Griffith john.griffith at solidfire.com
Tue Dec 3 20:11:14 UTC 2013

On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 1:05 PM, Russell Bryant <rbryant at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 12/03/2013 01:46 PM, John Griffith wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 11:38 AM, Russell Bryant <rbryant at redhat.com> wrote:
>>> On 12/03/2013 09:22 AM, Joe Gordon wrote:
>>>> HI all,
>>>> Recently I have seen a few patches fixing a few typos.  I would like to
>>>> point out a really nifty tool to detect commonly misspelled words.  So
>>>> next time you want to fix a typo, instead of just fixing a single one
>>>> you can go ahead and fix a whole bunch.
>>>> https://github.com/lyda/misspell-check
>>>> To install it:
>>>>   $ pip install misspellings
>>>> To use it in your favorite openstack repo:
>>>>  $ git ls-files | grep -v locale | misspellings -f -
>>>> Sample output:
>>>> http://paste.openstack.org/show/54354
>>> Are we going to start gating on spellcheck of code and commit messages?  :-)
>> NO please (please please please).  We have enough "grammar reviewers"
>> at this point already IMO and I honestly think I might puke if jenkins
>> fails my patch because I didn't put a '.' at the end of my comment
>> line in the code.  I'd much rather see us focus on things like... I
>> dunno... maybe having the code actually work?
> Ha.  I asked as a joke and I totally agree with your sentiment here.
> But actually, the way to prevent these types of reviews/patches is to
> prevent the errors from happening in the first place.  If you look at
> what this is doing, it's really not so bad.  It's not touching grammar.
>  It's not even trying to be an all encompassing spell checker.  It's
> just looking for specific commonly misspelled words.  It doesn't sound
> that bad to me.

Yep, sounds great.

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